Sunday at the library: "Slow travel"

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Institutional Communication Service

2 October 2019

As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery. [...]
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,[...]
Ithaca, Konstantinos Kavafis

Rediscovering the genuine value of slow-paced travel, for the soul and body, to gain a deeper knowledge of the places we visit: just a trivial fortune cookie wish or the result of a real need stemming from an increasingly frenetic and "social-mediatic" contemporary world? At this year's Domenica in biblioteca (Sunday at the library), the University Library Lugano (BUL) take part and will be open to the public on Sunday 13 October from 9.00 to 13.00.

The theme chosen for the day is "Slow Travel", a reflection on the methods and meanings of tourism: sustainability, slow mobility, new forms and means of information and communication, individual needs and preservation of natural and cultural heritage. To guide us along this journey, the BUL has organised an open discussion on the topic - in Italian - with Silvia De Ascaniis, researcher at the USI-UNESCO chair dedicated to new technologies for sustainable tourism in world heritage sites, and Stefano Scagnolari, head of the Tourism Observatory at the USI Institute for Economic Research.

Sunday at the library is the initiative of the association BAD-SI (Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland), the Ticino Library System and RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, offering citizens of all ages and backgrounds to discover its activities and services.

Sunday, 13 October 2019, USI Lugano campus

09.00 Opening of the library
11.00 "Slow travel": discussion with Silvia De Ascaniis and Stefano Scagnolari
13.00 Closing time  

Breakfast offered during the morning.